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Music: Seasoned artist Josh Groban bores with ‘All That Echoes’

Music: Seasoned artist Josh Groban bores with ‘All That Echoes’

Margaret Lin

February 6, 2013

Groban proves himself to be the Taylor Swift of the pop rock world. Read More »...

Students partake in holiday cheer by taking polaroids on Dec. 14

Students partake in holiday cheer by taking polaroids on Dec. 14

Gisella Joma

December 15, 2012

On Dec. 14, in light of the season, Bull Spirit commissioners held an event in which they acted as photographers. Using a Polaroid camera, they took pictures of students as they posed with a “holiday tree”. “[We decided to] decorate the campus to make students feel a little bit happier around fin...

French Honor Society carries learning to San Francisco Broadway

French Honor Society carries learning to San Francisco Broadway

Simran Devidasani

August 27, 2012

He held her in his arms as she cried. The curtains closed, and before they opened again, the crowd stood up, applauding and cheering on the cast of “Les Miserables”, a play originally written and performed in French, but adapted in English. In the crowd stood several MVHS students — specifically,...

‘Titanic 3D’ still great, but minimally improved

‘Titanic 3D’ still great, but minimally improved

Nona Penner

April 5, 2012

The disaster of the Titanic is a story that both awes and horrifies. In 1912, the so-called “unsinkable ship” hit an iceberg and pulled down 1514 people to their watery graves. This tragic moment provides an interesting backdrop for director James Cameron’s timeless tale of love and rebellion. Originally released in 199...

VIDEO: The giving girl

VIDEO: The giving girl

Stephanie Chang

December 7, 2011

Every year senior Annie Blake-Burke participates in a program called The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree allows children from impoverished neighborhoods all over the Bay Area to receive Christmas gifts, a luxury their parents can not afford to give them. The few weeks before the deadline on Dec. 13, trees...

Cupcake wars

Cupcake wars

Stephanie Chang

December 2, 2011

Frost Cupcakes: 199 E Campbell Ave Campbell Price: $3.25 a cupcake Rating: ★★★★☆ Frost Cupcakes is the definition of kitschy, complete with bright pink and lime green wallpaper, flower bouquets, leather couches, a kids’ corner and tacky prints of various flavored cupcakes. It’s a casual place to hang out, and you are not constantly getting the stink eye from the hostesses to make room for new customers. There is a large variety of cupcake flavors, in mini si...

Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ exceeds expectations

Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ exceeds expectations

Soumya Kurnool

November 12, 2011

This just in, MVHS: the nerd finally gets the girl. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a comedy rock musical based on the 1960 film of the same name, written by Howard Ashman and composed by Alan Menken, who is known for his Disney scores from “Aladdin” to “Beauty and the Beast” to “Tangl...

Careers are not set in stone

Careers are not set in stone

Stephanie Chang

November 3, 2011

In a room meant to hold over 70 people, only three students occupied the seats: one reporter, another reporter, and a student that came wandering by for somewhere to sit during his empty period. On Nov. 2, the chosen speaker from Arts Related Technical Training for Entertainment Careers program c...

Shinta’s family farm

Shinta’s family farm

Rachel Lu

October 27, 2011

The Shinta Kawahara Co., a strawberry farm, has been in Woodshop teacher Ted Shinta's family ever since his father started it after World War II.

Animal Rescue Club expands opportunities

Animal Rescue Club expands opportunities

Nona Penner

October 13, 2011

If you went to a local pet adoption fair, you might find a familiar face helping out at the event. Animal Rescue Club is a service club focused on helping animals and animal shelters. Its members volunteer at various shelters where abandoned or stray cats and dogs are put up for adoption. Current pres...

International Secret Agents enchant students

International Secret Agents enchant students

Margaret Lin

September 26, 2011

“The hug!” said senior Stephanie Tu. “The hug! The hug! I hugged Cathy Nguyen!” senior Timothy Hwang excitedly said. “I got a hug from Kevin [Wu]!” Tu said. On Sept. 25, the International Secret Agent team, which includes popular stars such as Wong Fu Productions (Wesley Chan, Ted Fu and Philip Wang), Ryan Higa, Kevin Wu, Far East Movemen...

New club brings focus to volunteering

New club brings focus to volunteering

Nona Penner

September 25, 2011

Larger service clubs offer a wide array of activities for members to participate in, from creek cleanups to Cure Cancer Cafe. Variety is the spice of life, but spotlighting a single issue is equally rich. MV Do Something is pursuing a single focus, hoping to give its members a more meaningful ...